Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo bats 1.000 on off-day: ’She said YES’

Romero has what teams like to call character issues; he was kicked off the Houston team after a couple of incidents this season. But he’s a big talent with a strong left arm, and he might be as close to helping a big-league team out of the bullpen as anyone in this draft.
(Compensation for Colorado signing Ian Desmond.)

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First Kris Bryant got married — front-row seats at the Vegas wedding right here (via the Chicago Tribune) — and now fellow Cubs star Anthony Rizzo has gotten engaged.

Rizzo used the team’s off-day to pop the question, then tweeted the good news, calling himself the Luckiest guy in the world.

The bride-to-be is Emily Vakos, who, the Tribune reported (citing a LinkedIn pager under her name), is a real-estate broker who graduated from Arizona State University.

Maybe she’ll find a good piece of property for Bryzzo Souvenirs.

Unlike lots of prep shortstops who profile at second or third base down the road, Allen’s future is at shortstop in the bigs. He’s not a big fella (5-8), but there’s a lot to like about what he brings to an organization.
(Compensation for St. Louis signing Dexter Fowler.)

Of course, the likely reaction from Royals fans and other Hosmer supporters is to say that WAR must be a hugely flawed statistic. And, yeah, maybe it’s not perfect but what matters is what opposing GMs think, and you can bet they’re going to thoroughly dig into the numbers. They’re not likely to shell out premium prospects for a couple of months of a guy with limited power (relative to the position) and a track record of being a very average first baseman, statistically. The other thing to consider is this: Barring Baseball Jerseys Wholesale injuries, there aren’t many playoff-bound teams in the market for a first baseman.